UN bases in Mali targeted in deadly attacks

Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.

Kenyans return to work despite Odinga’s call to strike

Kenyans largely ignored an opposition call to go on strike on Monday, re-opening shops and returning to work as they shrugged off demands for demonstrations against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election and against the killing of protesters.

US officials play down risk of war with North Korea

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key US officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

Scores killed in northern India landslide

A massive landslide caused by a cloudburst swept two buses off the road into a gorge in India's northern Himachal Pradesh state, killing more than 40 people, an official said.